Monday, December 13, 2010

Prayer need: Retired Archbishop Hannan of New Orleans failing

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Retired Archbishop Philip Hannan, 97 and stricken with a bronchial infection, "seems to be failing" at his home in Covington, Archbishop Gregory Aymond said Monday.
new_orleans_saints_Archbishop_ Philip_Hannan.JPGRetired Archbishop Philip Hannan in 2009.
At mid-morning Aymond emailed the priests of the Archdiocese of New Orleans with the news and asked for their prayers.

He said Hannan is under care at his Covington home because he has asked to remain there.In an interview, Aymond indicated Hannan's condition is serious, although he noted he has rallied from earlier respiratory infections.
Aymond said a doctor examined the retired archbishop last night and looked in again this morning.  He said Hannan has been anointed with the sacrament of the sick, although that does not necessarily indicate that death is imminent.
In recent months Hannan has become increasingly enfeebled by a series of small strokes.

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